Andre Iguodala talks about why he got involved in the Dribble to Stop Diabetes campaign and what you can do to stay healthy.
2012 WNBA Finals MVP Tamika Catchings represents the WNBA’s involvement in the Dribble To Stop Diabetes campaign for the second straight year. She is as active in the community as she is on the basketball court. Tamika has made it her goal to motivate youth and support both academic and sports related programs for them. Her commitment to the community and her family history of diabetes has made Tamika eager to join the Dribble To Stop Diabetes campaign. “For us [professional athletes] being able to use the platform that we have to reach out to fans and talk to them about diabetes ….I really feel like that’s important.”
Danny Granger, forward for the Indiana Pacers, has many personal family connections to diabetes making him an ideal ambassador for the Dribble to Stop Diabetes campaign. His father, grandfather and uncles are all living with, and successfully managing life, with the disease. Granger wanted to become a part of the campaign so that he could educate basketball fans about the realities of diabetes and to encourage them to live active and healthy lifestyles and take control of their health. “I would encourage people to be more aggressive. To take the risk test for the fact that in order to fix something or prevent something, you have to know what is going on.”
Denver Nuggets team captain, Andre Iguodala, understands the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle, including proper diet and exercise. He has joined the Dribble To Stop Diabetes campaign to help create awareness for the disease that has impacted a close family member. Iguodala is focused on encouraging his fans to understand their risk for the disease and to get tested. “We want fans to check up on themselves, take the test…. It’s really about your health, and making sure that you know that you are taking care of yourself.”